Library opening changes
The City of Joondalup has announced further updates to Library branch openings and hours of operation following the easing of State Government COVID-19 restrictions.
Joondalup Library, currently open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, will open Saturdays between 9.30am and 1.00pm from 4 July.
Duncraig Library, currently open from 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, will open Saturdays between 9.30am and 1.00pm from 4 July.
Woodvale Library will reopen on Monday 29 June. Opening hours will be 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 1.00pm on Saturdays.
Whitford Library will remain closed due to scheduled maintenance and refurbishment works, which are anticipated to be completed by November 2020.
The Click and Collect Service is currently available at all library branches, however it will cease to operate from Whitford Library while the upgrade works take place.
Consistent with State Government direction, the maximum number of library visitors at any one time is 100. Customers will need to provide their contact details to staff members upon entry and are welcome to browse, borrow books, CDs and DVDs and magazines or access the public computers and printing facilities.
The City continues to take a cautious and considered approach to reopening its library branches, with COVID-19 safety the highest priority and the health and well-being of library customers of vital importance, particularly as many of whom fall into a vulnerable age cohort. The City is ensuring when opening each of its libraries that all necessary systems, processes and employees are in place to count and manage patron numbers, record details for contact tracing, implement the quarantining of books and accommodate an increased cleaning and sanitising regime.
Library events and programs remain on hold but the City is currently assessing the impacts of restoring some of these in due course.
Books on Wheels remains available, while exciting and interactive children’s programs are available in a modified format online, including Story Time, Toddler Time, Chop Chop Stories and Lego® Club.
Anyone who borrowed library items prior to the COVID-19 branch closures are reminded that the automatic loan extension period ends on Tuesday 30 June. Items will need to be returned or renewed prior to close of business on this date. After hour chutes are available at each branch.